Team preview: Southern

Blue Ribbon Yearbook previews the 2010-11 season, exclusively on Insider

Updated: October 28, 2010, 12:43 PM ET
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(Information in this team report is as of Oct. 1.)

COACH AND PROGRAM

To correct the problems from last year's highly disappointing five-win season that concluded (Jags fans hope) a precipitous drop from the heights of a 20-win campaign five years ago, Southern coach Rob Spivery is heading into the laboratory. He has imported some much-needed firepower, yes, but he has also put a premium on intangible things that make teams successful.